Mechanic 06

James "Jim" Laird

July 24, 1943 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 78)


LAIRD, James “Jim” –

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Jim at the Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday August 25, 2021 in his 79th year.  By his side was his beloved wife of 50 years Gail (Hallgren).  Loving father of Fiona (Kevin) Knight and Jamie (Rachael) Laird and cherished grandpa of Sadie and Ewan.   Lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law Terry and greatly missed by his furry companion Molly.  Much loved uncle of Dawn, Dennis, and George.  Predeceased by his sisters: Sheila Irvine and Ethel Fordyce.

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland he moved to Canada in 1967.  Jim lived in multiple cities in Southern Ontario, until he met his wife Gail and moved to North Bay to raise his family.  He repaired many TV and VCRs working for others until he started his business, RJ Electronics.

He was a passionate soccer player, who was known for his headers.  Jim loved a good game of badminton and helped to coach his son and others at Chippewa Secondary.  When not working or playing soccer, you could find him in his garden or woodworking.

Friends are welcome to join the family at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Sunday August 29, 2021 from 3 – 5 pm. Friends are asked to RSVP their attendance to the visitation on the funeral home website. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be given at

A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at the Woodstock Hospital and a sincere appreciation to Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners for their wonderful caring and support of Jim during his journey with dementia.


"Fare-thee-well, thou first and fairest !!
Fare-thee-well, thou best and dearest!!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure"
Robert Burns


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August 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Brock and Visser Funeral Home
845 Devonshire Avenue
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 35 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners
575 Peel St., Woodstock ON N4S 1K6

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